Amyand’s Hernia: An Extremely Rare Condition of Inguinal Hernia Accompanied With Acute Appendicitis

Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Department of Surgery, Kashani Hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, IR Iran

2 Department of Surgery, Alzahra Hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, IR Iran

Abstract

Introduction: A vermiform appendix in an inguinal hernia, inflamed or not, is known as Amyand’s hernia. Here we present a case with Amyand’s hernia.
Case Presentation: A 63-year-old Caucasian man with a perforated vermiform appendix in the hernia sac (acute suppurative appendicitis), presented an incarcerated right groin hernia and underwent simultaneous appendectomy and hernia repair.
Conclusions: A surgeon repairing hernia may encounter unexpected intraoperative findings, like Amyand’s hernia. It is important to be always prepared for such conditions and apply the appropriate treatment.

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